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Don't Touch My Hair - Emma Dabiri & Janina Ramirez

Straightened. Stigmatized. ‘Tamed’. Celebrated. Erased. Appropriated. Coveted. Fetishized. Forever misunderstood. Cultural historian Emma Dabiri, presenter of BBC4’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces and Back in Time for Brixton, joins Janina Ramirez to discuss her book Don’t Touch My Hair. Explaining why black hair matters, she takes us from pre-colonial Africa through to the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today’s Natural Hair Movement proving that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture is an allegory for black oppression and ultimately liberation.

Tickets - £8 (£7 concessions)